El Camino Reelers: Square Dancing in Silicon Valley for the LGBTQ Community and friends

ECR Partners with Oaktown 8s for Fall Blast Classes

ECR is joining forces with Oaktown 8s to offer two sets of Blast Classes over the next three months. Our "Blue" Blast Class students will be completing the Plus series of calls in two weekend sessions in Oakland on Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, August 18 with follow-up practice sessions at ECR and Oaktown. Angels needed!

Our next beginner-level Blast Class ("Indigo") takes place in Oakland on three Sundays: September 29, October 13, and October 27, also with practice sessions on Wednesdays at both ECR and Oaktown.

Kurt Gollhardt is the instructor for all the Blast sessions.

For more information, see our Beginner Classes page.

July 6: Allan Gets the Boot

Congratulations to ECR's Allan Hurst on receiving the prestigious Golden Boot Award, the highest honor of the gay square dancing world, at this year's IAGSDC Convention in Philadelphia. Allan was chosen by last year's winners, Barry and Pam Clasper, for his work on the IAGSDC History Wiki, the Gay Callers Association's Call Sheet newsletter, and so much more. Well done, Allan!

Photo by Andy Shore

June 25: Congratulations to our A2 Grads!

We had a big turnout for our A2 Graduation celebration. Dancers from ECR and other local clubs came out to celebrate with the new grads, and dance to our caller/instructors Michael Levy, Dave Decot and Kurt Gollhardt. Speechifying, diplomas and cake, and review instructor Allan Hurst brought the donuts.

Photos by Ed Wilson


Real dancing.
Real people.
Real fun.

EL CAMINO REELERS is a modern Western Square Dance club, formed by lesbians and gay men in order to meet people, have fun, and learn to square dance. We dance to live callers using the Callerlab Mainstream, Plus, and Advanced programs.

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE! It's a great way to meet active, open-minded, intelligent, and sometimes very silly people. We would love to welcome you to our club. Come to one of our monthly no experience required Fun Nights, or send a note to information@reelers.org and let us know you're interested.